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J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011 Jul-Aug;43(4 Suppl 2):S86-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2011.02.017.

Usage and recall of the Food Stamp Office Resource Kit (FSORK) by food stamp applicants in 4 California counties.

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Network for a Healthy California, California Department of Public Health and Public Health Institute, Sacramento, CA, USA. Alyssa.ghirardelli@cdph.ca.gov

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate recall and usage of the Food Stamp Office Resource Kit (FSORK), a set of nutrition education materials designed for use in food stamp offices.

DESIGN:

Client intercept exit surveys, an environmental scan, and individual observations of clients in the food stamp office.

SETTING:

Four food stamp offices in California.

PARTICIPANTS:

People applying for food stamps in community social service offices: exit survey (n = 419), environmental scan (n = 308), individual observations of video (n = 111).

INTERVENTION:

FSORK includes a video, poster, recipe cards, and brochures for the waiting room.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Aided and unaided recall of FSORK materials, self-efficacy, video attention (eyes on screen), and observations of materials usage.

ANALYSIS:

Descriptive statistics for recall, usage, and video attention.

RESULTS:

Nearly 70% of clients recalled, unaided, at least 1 FSORK element with the video recalled the most. In the observation study, of clients who initially engaged with the video, 40% of their viewing time was spent "watching" it.

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS:

Food stamp offices are a useful setting for nutrition education in offices that are willing and able to display the materials and show the video.

PMID:
21683295
DOI:
10.1016/j.jneb.2011.02.017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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